April 15, 1964 ‒ July 08, 2016
Ed Hawley, age 52, of Marengo died Friday afternoon, July 8, 2016 at his home after a courageous battle with colon and liver cancer that lasted over two years.
He was born on April 15, 1964 in Cincinnati, Ohio the son of the late Albert and Verlene (Taylor) Hawley.
Ed was a graduate of North College Hill High school in Cincinnati in the class of 1984. He drove truck for S.W.A.C.O. operating as a recycling specialist.
On June 24, 1988 he met Tina Marie Catalogna. They were married exactly six years later at the party house at the apartment complex in Columbus where they lived. Within a year they decided to move to Marengo where they have been ever since.
He was a huge sports fan and loved his Reds, Bengals, Buckeyes, and Blue Jackets. He also liked golfing as well.
If you knew Ed, you know he loved his home and property in Marengo. In fact, you may have heard him say, “it’s all good in the Hawley Hood” or more recently, “Happy Hawley Hacienda”. He’d grow vegetables there as well as raise chickens. Tina just bought him a drone which he’d fly around the property at times tormenting his paranoid friend and neighbor.
One unique aspect of Ed’s life where the amount of women that hung around the house. Tina referred to their friends as “Wingmen”, “The Posse”, or the “Surrogate Wives”. Regardless of the term used to describe them Tina and Ed were very grateful for Gena, Carmen, Rita, Heidi, and Georgia for their support through this difficult time.
You cannot tell Ed’s story without mentioning how much of a badass he was throughout his battle with cancer. He endured 22 surgeries over the course of 2 years and continued to live life as though he was not sick and that a cure was right around the corner. Hell, he added a bedroom and a bathroom in their basement while wearing a chemo pump. He was not willing to give up hope because he wanted to be there for his family. He leaves behind a legacy of strength and courage that Tina, Michael, and Denver can draw on for years to come.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife Tina; their two children Michael (Chelsia) and Denver; granddaughter seven month old Ayva Nichole; siblings Charlie (Irene), Art (Sue), Bev (Dale), and Dennis (Terry); and his father and mother-in-law Michael and Judy Catalogna.
At Ed’s request cremation will take place and a celebration of His Life will be held at their home on August 27th, 2016 at 4:00 PM.
In Lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be made in Ed’s name to his friend, Pelotonia rider, Margo Noreen, Rider #MN0002 at www.pelotonia.org
The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve Ed’s family. Special memories and condolences can be shared with them at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com .
Legacy Touch fingerprint
PIN number for Ed:
Place an order by visiting